Seven girls killed in Kenya school dormitory fire

Fingers pointed at unstable girl in deadly Moi Girls’ School fire that claimed 8 lives

Relatives and students at Moi Girls School Nairobi where seven students died in a fire that razed a dormitory.

Speaking to KTN, the Principal of Sigoti Complex Girls Secondary School said that they have not yet established the cause of the fire that has destroyed the building and students belongings of unknown value.

Ten other students of the school with a population of about 1,108 students have been rushed to Nairobi women's hospital with different degrees of burns from the Saturday, September 2 early morning inferno.

Maloba said they suspect the cause of the fire was an electric fault, adding that they have dispatched a team to the school to investigate the incident.

"We need to protect our sons and daughters, and we will", he said.

Fingers pointed at unstable girl in deadly Moi Girls’ School fire that claimed 8 lives
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Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i who is also acting Interior and National Co-ordination CS arrived at the scene to convey his condolences as well as those of Jubilee party presidential candidate Uhuru Kenyatta.

"We pray for the families, who must be struggling for answers at this moment". Other possible motives were student anger over changes to the school calendar as well as Matiangi's tough approach to reforms.

The minister said the school will be closed for two weeks to allow investigators to conduct a probe.

Deputy President William Ruto also took to social media to condole with the affected families and the school. Of that number, 40 have been discharged while 10 are still admitted.



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